47 Passengers Trapped on Regional Jet Aircraft for Nine Hours

An ExpressJet Airlines flight originating from Houston, operating as Continental Airlines flight 2816, landed in Rochester, Minnesota instead of its original destination of Minneapolis/Saint Paul due to inclement weather.

Find out what happened and why the 47 passengers aboard the small regional jet aircraft were forced to remain on-board instead of being allowed to deplane in the 47 ExpressJet passengers forced to spend night on plane after diversion to RST… and 47 CO Pax Imprisoned Overnight on Stinky E145 @ Rochester, MN threads.

4 thoughts on “47 Passengers Trapped on Regional Jet Aircraft for Nine Hours”

  1. Avek00 says:

    They have no basis to complain unless they paid at least 10 cents per mile before taxes.

  2. Avek00 says:

    They have no basis to complain unless they paid at least 10 cents per mile before taxes.

  3. James Thurber says:

    I cannot believe that somebody didn’t just “pop” open an emergency exit and leave the plane. The airlines / airport is guilty of false imprisonment. I just hope I never get stuck — three hours and this passenger would be headed for the weeds.

  4. James Thurber says:

    I cannot believe that somebody didn’t just “pop” open an emergency exit and leave the plane. The airlines / airport is guilty of false imprisonment. I just hope I never get stuck — three hours and this passenger would be headed for the weeds.

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